Bullock calls for real comedy

Posted by · 10:55 am · March 22nd, 2010

It’s not like one needed a further reason to hop on the “We Love Sandra Bullock” train in this of all weeks, but the actress obligingly provides one anyway in this highly enjoyable Guardian interview with John Patterson. Speaking of the genre that has become her bread and butter over the years, she offers these […]

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SANTA BARBARA: Bullock receives the American Riviera Award

Posted by · 9:42 am · February 6th, 2010

“It” girl of the year, Sandra Bullock, was feted here in Santa Barbara last night.  The two-hour celebration of her career, a Q&A moderated by Pete Hammond with clips of her work thrown in here and there, was, to be perfectly honest, one of the better tributes I’ve seen, culminating with Forest Whitaker’s presentation of […]

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2/4 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:56 am · February 4th, 2010

• China censors Oscar nominations announcement due to documentary short nominee. [Daily Telegraph] • Dave Karger and Missy Schwartz run the numbers on the Best Picture and Best Actress categories. [Oscar Watch] • Jeffrey Wells ponders the possibility of the home video release of “All About Steve,” starring Razzie-nominated actress Sandra Bullock, hurting her Oscar […]

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‘Transformers,’ ‘Lost’ lead Razzie nods

Posted by · 7:04 am · February 1st, 2010

I don’t really have much time for the Razzie Awards, since I think they’re a pretty lazy execution of a great idea. By all means single out the year’s artistic underachievers for censure, but why pick such easy targets as Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers? If I ran the Razzies, I’d use them to […]

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‘At the Movies’ reboots

Posted by · 7:51 am · September 9th, 2009

The new iteration of “At the Movies” debuted this weekend with A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips.  The duo tackled Shane Acker’s “9,” the Sandra Bullock comedy “All About Steve,” Guillermo Arriaga’s “The Burning Plain” (with a rather swift and wrong-headed assessment from b0th, I feel) and Mike Judge’s “Extract,” among others.  Here’s an online exclusive […]

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MONDAY CENTS: ‘Destination’ Labors to another victory

Posted by · 9:56 pm · September 7th, 2009

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Labor Day is known as the end of the summer season and the void it causes at the multiplexes is the underline to that point. This year was no different as “The Final Destination” repeated at the top of the chart with $15.4 million over the […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Halloween’ suffers ‘Final’ cut

Posted by · 3:06 pm · August 30th, 2009

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. When it comes to a death match, would anyone bet against death himself? Two high profile horror franchises released their latest installments on the last weekend of the summer and the winner is “The Final Destination.” $28.3 million is a new high for the series and […]

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